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Ema Twumasi
Ema  Twumasi

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Accra, Ghana

High School:
Kent School (Conn.)

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 160

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:
05/18/1997

11/12/2017

BACK-TO-BACK: No. 1 Wake Forest Wins ACC Championship

The Demon Deacons battled from behind in penalty kicks to win in PKs, 4-3, after a scoreless draw.

11/07/2017

Deacs Claim Three ACC Yearly Honors

Jon Bakero was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Kevin Politz earned Defensive Player of the Year and Bobby Muuss was picked as Coach of the Year.

11/05/2017

No. 1 Deacs Strike Early to Beat Hokies, 3-0

Wake Forest scored twice in the opening four minutes for the first time in program history en route to its sixth-straight shutout in the ACC Quarterfinals.

10/27/2017

No. 1 Deacs Battle Orange to Scoreless Draw

Wake Forest posted its fifth-consecutive shutout on Senior Night at Spry Stadium.

10/17/2017

No. 2 Wake Forest Shuts Out Elon, 2-0

The Demon Deacons picked up their third straight shutout to extend their winning streak to 11 games.

11/19/2017

NCAA Rd. 2: #1 Wake Forest 1, Columbia 0

The Demon Deacons scored in the 89th minute to sneak past the Lions, 1-0, and advance into the Sweet 16.

11/12/2017

BACK-TO-BACK ACC CHAMPIONS

The Demon Deacons claimed their second-straight ACC Championship, edging Virginia in PKs after a scoreless draw.

11/08/2017

ACC SF: No. 1 Wake Forest 2, No. 5 Clemson 1

The Demon Deacons advanced to their second-straight ACC Championship game with a 2-1 victory over the Tigers in the semis.

11/05/2017

ACC QF: No. 1 Wake Forest 3, No. 9 Virginia Tech 0

The Demon Deacons scored twice in the opening four minutes and went on to defeat the Hokies, 3-0.

09/29/2017

No. 2 Wake Forest 3, No. 6 Clemson 2 (2 OT)

The Demon Deacons took down the Tigers in double overtime on a Steven Echevarria game-winner to stay perfect in ACC play.

2016 (Freshman)
As a freshman, appeared in 24 of 25 games while making 17 starts on the season ... Came off the bench in each of the first six games before making his first-career start at Duke (Sept. 16) and scored the game-winner in that match in the 19th minute ... Finished the season with six goals and four assists for 16 points. The goal tally put him third on the team while the assist total tied him for the best mark on the squad ... Scored his first-career goal in style with a bicycle kick against Cal Poly (Aug. 28), scoring what ended up being the game-winner with 1.9 seconds to go in the first half ... The goal went on to earn the No. 5 play of the night on SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays ... Also scored the game-winner early in overtime of the ACC Semifinals against Louisville (Nov. 9) ... Notched the game's only two goals in the 80th and 82nd minutes in the Elite Eight against Virginia Tech (Dec. 3). At season's end, was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team and was named to the College Cup All-Tournament Team ... He was also tabbed a member of Top Drawer Soccer's Men's Division I Freshman Best XI First Team.

Background
Scored 29 goals and had 11 assists for Kent School as a senior, finishing his prep career with 81 goals and 34 assists ... Earned Connecticut Boy's Soccer Gatorade Player of the Year in 2015 ... Named a two-time First Team All-Western New England Prep School Soccer Association selection ... Also named an All-Connecticut performer by Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association in 2014 and 2015 ... Participated in the High School All-American Game in December 2015 ... Was named to the All-New England Senior All-Star Team in 2015 and to the Junior All-Star Team in 2014 ... Rated the nation's No. 36 recruit in the Class of 2016 by Colllege Soccer News.

Personal
Full name is Emmanuel Twumasi ... Born May 18, 1997 in Accra, Ghana ... Son of Liz and Rob Kirkpatrick ... Undecided on major ... Was also offered to play for Virginia and Georgetown ... Volunteered in Connecticut as a youth soccer coach ... Played prep soccer with Rashid Nuhu of Fordam, Francis Atuahene of Michigan and Edward Opoku of Virginia ... When not on the field, likes to play FIFA ... Came to the United States through the "Right to Dream" program, an organization that links talented children from all over West Africa with the opportunity to fulfill their potential through soccer, education and character development. More information about Ema's story from the Greenwich Free Press.

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